Spider Vein Treatment
Laser Spider Vein Treatment Offers Stunning Results
Spider veins result when blood vessels, often in the legs, become dilated or stretched with age, increasing their visibility. Although spider veins do not typically pose a significant health risk, they can cause patients to experience sensations of burning or itching, especially after standing for extended periods. They can also make patients feel self-conscious about wearing shorts or swimwear.
Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg offers state-of-the-art, nonsurgical laser spider vein treatment at his Long Island, NY, practice to reduce or eliminate the appearance of veins. This virtually painless procedure can help you regain your confidence and reduce discomfort.
Is this Treatment Right for Me?
If you currently have a series of weblike, highly visible small or large veins on your lower legs, thighs, or portions of your face, you may be an ideal candidate for spider vein removal. Typical candidates often:
- Avoid wearing swimsuits or shorts to conceal veins from others.
- Are self-conscious about their body as a result of spider veins.
- Use makeup to conceal veins or rosacea that appear on the face.
Spider vein removal therapy is ideal for patients in good general health. Dr. Greenberg utilizes the state-of-the-art Altus CoolGlide® Laser system to treat patients, helping them to achieve clear, smooth skin.
How Does Laser Treatment Work?
The Altus CoolGlide® laser is specially designed to eliminate spider veins and unsightly blood vessels through the use of a non-invasive light therapy device that generates a series of intense pulses of long wavelength light energy.
Dr. Greenberg will guide the device over the treatment area, targeting unwanted blood vessels without damaging the skin or surrounding tissues. The light treatment will cause blood to coagulate in the spider veins, helping to eliminate them. After laser therapy, your body will reabsorb the damaged blood vessels over a period of four to six weeks, redirecting blood flow into healthier, deeper vessels.
With this quick, non-invasive laser therapy provided by our world-class surgeon, you can eliminate spider veins and restore your confidence.
The majority of patients experience little to no pain or discomfort during this quick procedure. There are several other benefits to receiving laser vein removal treatment:
- No injections are required
- Few side effects
- No downtime
- Causes less bruising than other therapies, often none
Depending upon the severity of vein visibility, patients may require multiple treatments to achieve their desired results.
What to Expect
Very little preparation is necessary prior to laser therapy. We do suggest that patients stop smoking to help promote faster healing, avoid taking any type of anti-inflammatory drugs, and hydrate properly before treatment. Spider vein removal is performed on an outpatient basis, and typically takes less than an hour to complete.
Following treatment, you can return to your regular activities immediately. You may experience some minor and temporary skin discoloration, bruising, or skin reddening.
Eliminate Unwanted Veins Today
Spider veins often become more visible with time, so we recommend removing them early. With this quick, non-invasive laser therapy provided by our world-class surgeon, you can eliminate spider veins and restore your confidence. To schedule your consultation and discuss your candidacy for treatment, contact our office today.